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Dr Rochelle Simmons

MA (Auck) PhD (Tor)

Email rochelle.simmons@otago.ac.nzSimmons Web
Tel +64 3 479 7743
Office 1S10
First Floor
Arts Building
Albany Street
Dunedin

Mail English and Linguistics
University of Otago
PO Box 56
Dunedin 9054
New Zealand


Expertise

Modern and Contemporary Fiction; Literature and Cinema; Literature and the Visual

Teaching

ENGL 222 Contemporary American Fiction
ENGL 334 Textuality and Visuality
ENGL 477 A Topic in American Literature: Cubism in Literature and Film

Possible Supervision

Has supervised and is prepared to supervise twentieth-century and contemporary literature and film; authors and film-makers include Berger, Ondaatje, DeLillo, and Campion. Also literature and the visual arts; modernism and post-modernism.

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Publications

Simmons, R. (2010). John Berger's revolutionary narratives. In L. Forster & S. Harper (Eds.), British culture and society in the 1970s: The lost decade. (pp. 14-23). Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars.

Simmons, R. (2016). Propaganda by deed: Provocation, primitivism, and politics in John Berger's writing. In Y. Gunaratnam & A. Chandan (Eds.), A jar of wild flowers: Essays in celebration of John Berger. (pp. 307-319). London, UK: Zed Books.

Simmons, R. (1998). In the Skin of a Lion as a Cubist Novel. University of Toronto Quarterly, 67(3), 699-714.

Simmons, R. (2009). The suburb in Jane Campion's films. In H. Radner, A. Fox & I. Bessière (Eds.), Jane Campion: Cinema, nation, identity. (pp. 175-186). Detroit, MI: Wayne State University Press.

Simmons, R. (2007). The Piano. In G. Mayer & K. Beattie (Eds.), The cinema of Australia and New Zealand. (pp. 149-155). London: Wallflower Press.

Simmons, R. (2010). John Berger's revolutionary narratives. In L. Forster & S. Harper (Eds.), British culture and society in the 1970s: The lost decade. (pp. 14-23). Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars.

Chapter in Book - Research

Simmons, R. (2016). Propaganda by deed: Provocation, primitivism, and politics in John Berger's writing. In Y. Gunaratnam & A. Chandan (Eds.), A jar of wild flowers: Essays in celebration of John Berger. (pp. 307-319). London, UK: Zed Books.

Chapter in Book - Research

Simmons, R. (1998). In the Skin of a Lion as a Cubist Novel. University of Toronto Quarterly, 67(3), 699-714.

Journal - Research Article

Simmons, R. (2009). The suburb in Jane Campion's films. In H. Radner, A. Fox & I. Bessière (Eds.), Jane Campion: Cinema, nation, identity. (pp. 175-186). Detroit, MI: Wayne State University Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

Simmons, R. (2007). The Piano. In G. Mayer & K. Beattie (Eds.), The cinema of Australia and New Zealand. (pp. 149-155). London: Wallflower Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

Simmons, R. (2005). The postmodern Piano. In C. Gibson & L. Marr (Eds.), New windows on a woman's world. (pp. 402-417). Dunedin, New Zealand: Department of English, University of Otago.

Chapter in Book - Research

Simmons, R. (2013). Suburban metropolis: The city in Peter Wells' cinema. Studies in Australasian Cinema, 7(1), 77-86. doi: 10.1386/sac.7.1.77_1

Journal - Research Article

Simmons, R. (1996). Driving Force: Narrative in Lee Tamahoris Television Advertisements and Once Were Warriors. Media International Australia, 80(May), 27-31.

Journal - Research Article

Simmons, R. (2003). Border crossings: Representations of North American culture in Bruce McDonald's Highway 61. Cineaction, 61, 58-61.

Journal - Research Article

Simmons, R. (1996). Postmodern theory/beyond aestheics. AUMLA, 85(May), 113-114.

Journal - Research Article

Simmons, R. (2012, September). Berger's reconfigured gaze. Keynote presentation at the Ways of Seeing John Berger Conference, London, UK.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Simmons, R. (2017, September). I want to go to Collage: On John Berger and Ali Smith. Verbal presentation at the John Berger Now Conference, Canterbury, UK.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Simmons, R. (2014, September). Ways of seeing, gazing and looking. Verbal presentation at the Thinking with John Berger Conference, Cardiff, UK.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Simmons, R. (2013, June). From margins to circles: Berger and Tanner’s cosmopolitanism. Verbal presentation at the 23rd International Screen Studies Conference, Glasgow, UK.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Simmons, R. (2014, October). John Berger's novel G. as a material text. Verbal presentation at the Dunedin School of Art/Otago Centre for the Book Symposium: Art and Book/Against the Odds, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Simmons, R. (2012, September). Gender and the visual in John Berger’s writings. Verbal presentation at the Gender and Visual Representation Conference, Winchester, UK.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Simmons, R. (2010, March). The city in New Zealand film. Verbal presentation at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) @ 50 Conference: Archiving the Future/Mobilizing the Past, Los Angeles, California.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Simmons, R. (2015, June). What in the world was postmodernism? Or Marxist modernism? Verbal presentation at the What [in the World] Was Postmodernism? Symposium, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Simmons, R. (2015, April). Revolutionary modernism or political modernism? Verbal presentation at the Camero-Stylo Conference: Intersections in Literature & Cinema, Sydney, Australia.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Simmons, R. (2006, June). Aesthetics and politics in John Berger's G. Verbal presentation at the On Space Conference, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Simmons, R. (2017, August). Suburban house as icon: Final act. Verbal presentation at the Screenwriting Research Network Conference: Screenwriting: Fact and Fiction, Truth and Real, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Simmons, R. (2010, November-December). Dialectics and desire in Tanner and Berger's trilogy. Verbal presentation at the XVth Biennial Conference of the Film and History Association of Australia and New Zealand: Cinema, Modernity and Modernism, Sydney, Australia.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Simmons, R. (2009, November). Haunted urban spaces in New Zealand cinema. Verbal presentation at the Interdisciplinary Themes Conference: The City: Culture, Society, Technology, Vancouver, Canada.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

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